Did Force India sit out Bahrain practice to save money? 26 April, 2012 Empty Force India F1 Team pit wall gantry in Bahrain Apr.25 (GMM) A new theory currently doing the rounds about Force India’s absence from a practice session in Bahrain last weekend has emerged. Word has it that the Silverstone based team sat out the second session on Friday because staff were spooked by a Molotov cocktail incident and didn’t want to have to return to their hotels in after dark. Officially, Force India said the decision to skip a practice session was for “logistical reasons”. “None of the other teams seem to have a problem,” said Bernie Ecclestone last weekend. “Maybe (it’s) nothing to do with being in this country, maybe it’s something else.” An event summary by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said: “There are rumours that Force India wanted to save its engines because they are short on cash.” The team’s Bahrain crisis was handled by deputy chief Bob Fernley, in the absence of owner and principal Vijay Mallya. Indeed, Indian Mallya does seem to have bigger problems, with the latest reports indicating he is considering selling 26 per cent of his flagship spirits company in order to rescue his dying airline Kingfisher. A spokesman for JM Financial, representing Mallya, dismissed the suggestion as “factually incorrect and speculative”. Subbed by AJN. Related NewsMallya: A long time coming, but it’s very satisfying to see Force India back on the podiumPerez: This is only my third race for the team and it was a really, really good oneForce India: One of the greatest days in the history of our teamForce India: Tomorrow is the most important dayForce India: we are in reasonably good shape going into the weekendPerez: Once we have no issues and problems we should be really competitiveBahrain Grand Prix: Force India preview Sakhir weekendDi Resta: I said give me a faster car and they’ll get a podiumForce India: A tremendous job by the teamForce India: An excellent team effort McLarenFan This kind of speculation is just a page filler not by YELLA but by morons who cant sniff out anything worth printing.